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The Finding Fanon Trilogy

​Finding Fanon 2016 UHD Digital Video screenshot Courtesy of Larry Achiampong and David Blandy Photo Claire Barrett​

A moving and multi-layered exploration of race, identity and globalisation inspired by the radical thinker Frantz Fanon

Finding Fanon part 1 Preview from David Blandy on Vimeo

The Finding Fanon trilogy (2015–17) by Larry Achiampong and David Blandy blends personal histories, pop culture and post-colonial theory to examine how we navigate the digital and physical worlds of the twenty-first century. Join us for this exclusive screening – the first time the trilogy has been screened together – followed by a conversation between the artists and theorist Rizvana Bradley.

Programme

Finding Fanon Part One 2015
Ultra HD colour video, Stereo Sound, 16:9, 15 min
Directors, writers and composers: Larry Achiampong & David Blandy
Supported by Arts Council England

Finding Fanon Part Two 2015
Ultra HD colour video, Stereo Sound, 16:9, 9 min
Directors, writers and composers: Larry Achiampong & David Blandy
Produced by Artsadmin
Commissioned by Brighton Digital Festival
Supported by Arts Council England

Finding Fanon Part Three 2017
Ultra HD colour video, Stereo Sound, 16:9, 14 min
Directors, writers and composers: Larry Achiampong & David Blandy
Supported by Arts Council England and Wysing Arts Centre

​Finding Fanon 2016 UHD Digital Video screenshot Courtesy of Larry Achiampong and David Blandy Photo Claire Barrett​

​Finding Fanon 2016 UHD Digital Video screenshot Courtesy of Larry Achiampong and David Blandy Photo Claire Barrett​

About the Artists

In Larry Achiampong and David Blandy’s collaborative practice, they share an interest in popular culture and the decolonial position. They examine communal and personal heritage, using performance to investigate the self as a fiction, devising alter-egos to point at their divided selves.

Larry Achiampong (b. 1984) is a British-Ghanaian artist who has exhibited, performed and presented projects in various institutions within the UK and abroad including the Logan Center for the Arts, Chicago; Tate Britain and Tate Modern, London; Hauptbahnhof (Documenta13), Kassel; Iniva, London; and the ICA, London.

David Blandy (b. 1976) has exhibited at venues nationally and worldwide such as Bloomberg Space, London; The Exchange, Newlyn Art Gallery; Kiasma Contemporary Art Museum, Helsinki; MoMA PS1, New York; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai. He is represented by Seventeen Gallery and his films are distributed by LUX.

Rizvana Bradley is currently a Research Fellow in the History of Art Department at University College London, U.K., and joins Yale University this coming autumn as Assistant Professor in Film and Media Studies and African-American Studies Department. Bradley holds a B.A. from Williams College, and a Ph.D. from Duke University. Her research interests include feminist Theory, Black Critical Theory, Aesthetic Theory, Queer Theory and Performance Studies.


Tate Modern

Starr Cinema

Bankside
London SE1 9TG
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Date & Time

24 May 2017 at 19.00–21.00

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